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Oklahomans launch ballot initiative for medical marijuana

The Oklahomans for Health on June 17 launched a ballot initiative to vote on legalization of medical marijuana in the upcoming midterm elections.

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Today in eco-history: The worst storm of the Dust Bowl

On April 14, 1935, The "Black Sunday Storm," one of the worst dust storms in U.S. history, caused immense economic and agricultural damage

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Unions gather aid for tornado victims

Unions, led by the fire fighters and the AFL-CIO, are gathering aid for their members and other victims of the tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas.

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Tulsa announces more cuts in minority areas

Objections were raised to the city's failure to consult with the taxpaying voters in the affected community before making such important decisions.

Oklahoma AFL-CIO Convention maps coalition to fight ultra-right

In a show of solidarity, the Oklahoma AFL-CIO has voted to unite all public sector unions in a coalition to coordinate a defense against ultra-right anti-labor legislative efforts.

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Unions help towns in tornado aftermath

"I've been in the labor movement since 1998, and seeing more than 150 of my union brothers and sisters come together to help one another and their communities is the proudest moment of my life."

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Oklahoma OKs "you're on your own" health care

The reactionaries who swept the Oklahoma elections placed an especially confusing element before state and national politics by passing a referendum aimed at blocking the new national health care bill.

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Freedom Caravan arrives in Detroit

A 1,000-strong People's Freedom Caravan arrived today in time to participate in the opening of the U.S. Social Forum, a gathering of thousands of progressive and left social and political activists.

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Oklahoma City bombing, then and now

On April 19, the nation paid tribute to the 168 men, women and children who died 15 years ago in the Oklahoma City bombing. However many argue there are striking similarities between the violent tenor of that period and today.

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Poultry companies on trial in film and courtroom

Don McCorkell, a former Oklahoma state representative, has made a compelling film that will make you think twice before you buy your next chicken wing.